Post Adoption Tips & Tricks

Post Adoption Tips & Tricks

Adding a new pet to your family is exciting and the Humane Society of Charlotte wants to help prepare you for a smooth transition. The key to helping your new animal make a successful adjustment to your home is being prepared. The following articles can help you navigate some common questions & speedbumps and allow for you and your new pet to get started on the right paw!

Consider signing up for our training classes, or if you have additional questions, please reach out to our behavior team by emailing We are here to help.

Dog Topics

First Days at Home

Adding a Dog to Your Household

First Two Weeks with your new dog

Introducing Your New Dog to Your Resident Dog

Preparing Pets for New Baby

Pets Meet Baby

Dogs and Children

Behavior Questions

Positive Reinforcement

Body Language

Dog Toys and How to Use Them

Chew on This: Ending Oral Destruction

Crate Training Your Dog

Housetraining Your Puppy

Dog vs. Dog: Canine Aggression is a people problem

Resource Guarding

Understanding Your Puppy’s Behavior and Development

Puppy Chewing

Puppy Play Biting

Walking on a loose leash: Impossible?

Why Bobby Won’t Come: Improving Recall

Nothing in Life is Free

Fear Questions

Calming the Fearful Dog

Don’t Leave Me This Way: Resolving Anxiety Problems

Fear of Thunderstorms

Fear of People

Cat Topics

First Days at Home

Introducing your Cat to Other Pets

Pets Meet Baby

Coping with Allergies

Behavior Questions

Positive Reinforcement Training for your Cat

Cats Destructive Scratching

Reducing Urine Marking Behavior

Solving Aggression between Family

Solving Litterbox Problems